MPA Fellows concentrating in Environmental Policy tailor their courses to gain an understanding of current economic, social, political, technical and legal issues regarding the restoration and management of our natural environment, as well as engineering, economic and legal perspectives for analyzing and formulating policy at the national, sub-national and international levels. Study topics can include, for example, the impacts of climate change on our environment and economies, and the interdependencies of the food, water, and energy nexus as society attempts to meet its demands for food, water and energy and reduce its risks from floods, droughts and the pollution of water, air and soil.

Representative Coursework

  • PADM 5440: Environmental Finance and Impact Investing
  • PADM 5570: Corporate Responsibility
  • PADM 5730: Comparative Environmental Regulations
  • BEE 4870: Sustainable Energy Systems
  • CRP 5460: Community and Environmental Dispute Resolution
  • NTRES 6310: Environmental Governance
  • PAM 5970: Economics and Environmental Policy
  • NS 4450: Sustainable Global Food Systems


Representative Employers (Full Time & Internships)

  • US and various state Environmental Regulatory Agencies
  • Baltimore County Commission on Environmental Quality and other county and local environmental agencies
  • Agencies responsible for energy policy at the state, national, and international levels
  • Calvert Investments
  • Center for Transformative Action
  • Clean Ocean Action
  • Global Environmental Facility
  • International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development
  • Rails to Trails Conservancy
  • Agencies of the United Nations


Representative Occupational Titles

  • Program Analyst
  • Public Policy Associate
  • Research Assistant